The 2016 BIG Night Award Winners

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Over 700 home building industry members attended the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) biggest event of the year, their red carpet Awards Gala on Thursday at Mystic Lake Casino Event Center. More than 151 awards were handed out during the Building Industry Gala, or BIG Night, to honor the top companies and individuals in the residential construction field.

The Gala culminated in the presentation of the coveted 2016 Builder of the Year to Homes by Tradition, Inc, 2016 Remodeler of the Year to Vujovich Design Build, Inc, and 2016 Associate of the Year to Twin City Fireplace & Stone Company, Inc.

“The members of the homebuilding industry are some of the most talented and hardworking professionals there are,” said Meg Jaeger, BATC  2016 President. “The BIG Night is our chance to celebrate the homes and communities they’ve built that truly make the Twin Cities a
better place to call home.”

In addition to recognizing industry leaders BATC also honored exceptional new homes with 21 REGGIE awards and honored outstanding remodeled projects with 16 ROMA awards (Remodeler of Merit Awards) from across the Twin Cities.

Other top awards presented included the Robert L. Hanson Service Award for industry service, the Building BATC Award for recruitment of new members, and Advocate of the Year for work by a member in the advocacy arena. BATC also bestowed Legislator of the Year awards to State Representative Jim Nash and Senator Melisa Franzen for their support of the housing industry at the Capitol. See these winners below.

Download the complete winners list including all REGGIE and ROMA Award winners here, or view the winners online here. Continue reading for further details on BATC’s awards presented at the BIG Night.

Photos available upon request by contacting Katie Elfstrom,

Builder of the Year Remodeler of the Year and Associate of the Year

BATC’s most coveted honors are the annual Builder, Remodeler and Associate of the Year Awards. The winning companies were selected based upon evaluations of trust, communications, loyalty and ethics by the firms with which they do business, and in the case of Builder and Remodeler of the Year, also by their customers. This year’s winners are:

2016 BATC Builder of the Year

Homes by Tradition, LLC

2016 BATC Remodeler of the Year

Vujovich Design Build, Inc.

2016 BATC Associate of the Year

Twin City Fireplace & Stone Company, Inc.

Robert L. Hanson Industry Service Award

The Robert L. Hanson Service Award was created to recognize the contributions members make to BATC and the homebuilding industry.

2016 Robert L. Hanson Industry Service Award

Shawn Nelson of New Spaces

Building BATC Award

Membership is key to building a strong association. The building BATC award recognizes the member who has recruited the most new members with the Building BATC Award.

2016 Building BATC Award

Meg Jaeger of Mega Homes, Inc.

Advocate and Legislator of the Year

BATC is the voice for builders and remodelers, and works to ensure local, regional and state legislators and government officials understand the impacts of regulation and law on the industry’s ability to provide affordable, durable and quality homes for Minnesotans.

The Advocate of the Year honors a BATC member who helps BATC in its advocacy work. BATC’s Legislator of the Year honors one or more state legislators for their support of the housing industry.

2016 BATC  Advocate of the Year

John Rask, M/I Homes

2016 BATC  Legislators of the Year

Representative Jim Nash

Senator Melisa Franzen